The existence of a low-cost, green car (LCGC) MPV prototype called the Toyota/Daihatsu D30D was hinted at the Indonesian Motor Vehicle Industry Association show on January 28. Designed to fill the gap under the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia MPVs, the D30D is intended for the Indonesian market as an energy efficient, low-cost mode of transport.
As reported by Kompas Otomotif, the D30D has been hinted at for quite some time now, previewed by the three Daihatsu UFC concepts shown between 2012 to 2014 (below). According to Henry Tanoto of PT Toyota Astra Motor, representing the company president, Toyota intends to provide the Indonesian market with vehicles that fulfil customer requests.
Based on feedback, Tanoto said the Indonesian market was asking for a compact MPV, and the D30D may be built to fill that role. There was no indication of pricing, but it was reported the D30D might fit into the 150 million rupiah (RM45,000) range, to go against the LCGC-approved Datsun GO+ 5+2 MPV.
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